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Things to do in Essex this month

PUBLISHED: 09:37 22 May 2017

EXG MAY 17 Events

EXG MAY 17 Events

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Get your calendars at the ready because it’s going to be a busy couple of months in Essex

EXG MAY 17 Events EXG MAY 17 Events

26 May, 4pm to 9.30pm

Bat Ecology

Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre, Hawkswood Road, Billericay CM11 1WT

An opportunity to learn about the fascinating world of bats. The course will focus on the ecology of UK bats and is suitable for complete beginners or those who wish to know more about bats. Different survey techniques employed to studying bats are considered with case studies as examples. Analysing bat calls through the use of bat detectors and computer software will also be covered. In the evening there will be an opportunity to carry out a bat survey using bat detectors around the Hanningfield nature reserve.

Admission: £30 donation.

01268 711001

27-28 May, 10am to 5pm

Brightlingsea Regatta, Boatshow & Fireworks

Brightlingsea Sailing Club, The Clubhouse, Brightlingsea CO7 0BA

This annual fun event is now in its 12th year. Hosted by Brightlingsea Sailing Club, The Colne Yacht Club, Brightlingsea Harbour, Morgan Marine and many other local businesses, the event will be located all the way from the Western Promenade to Brightlingsea Boatyard with the focal point around the sailing club, yacht club and the hard. Enjoy this fantastic family weekend relaxing in the sun while watching boat races, displays, rescue demonstrations, competitions and lots of fun on the water. There will be plenty of boats on display plus many yachts dressed especially for the weekend.

www.brightlingseaboatshow.com

28-29 May, 2pm to 5pm

Open Garden weekend

Tendring Hall, School Road,

Tendring, Clacton on Sea CO16 0BP

A fabulous opportunity to visit the splendid gardens of a private house with rhodedenrons, azaleas, lawns and a small lake on show to the public for a special weekend. All proceeds for the weekend go to Clacton on Sea Lifeboat.

Admission: By donation.

01255 821759

29 May to 1 June, 11am to 5pm

Kings and Queens

Audley End House & Gardens, Off London Road, Saffron Walden CB11 4JF

Put on a right royal welcome at Audley End as the team teach you to avoid the pitfalls of palace life and impress your regal rulers. Uncover the ultimate curtsey, bow like a pro and entertain without being a fool. Find out how to be the King’s right-hand man or the Queen’s favourite lady in waiting at this school for novice nobles. But get it wrong, and it’ll be off with your head!

Admission: Prices vary.

www.english-heritage.org.uk/audley

30 May, 10.30am to 12.30pm

Creative Craft

Upminster Windmill, The Mill Field, Saint Marys Lane, Upminster RM14 2QL

Come to the Old Chapel for a decoupage craft session. There will be gluing, sticking and decorating trinket boxes and other items, which you can keep.

Admission: £3 per child (drop in session)

01708 642919

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